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Bonnie Hancock

Bonnie Hancock is a world record-holding athlete, author, community leader, and keynote speaker.

Meet Bonnie Hancock

Bonnie Hancock is a world record-breaking athlete, mental health advocate, and accredited dietitian. She is best known for becoming the fastest person to circumnavigate the Australian continent by paddling a surf ski across 12,700 km. If that isn’t impressive enough, she is also the first woman to accomplish this monumental feat. Additionally, she is a prominent keynote and motivational speaker. Bonnie Hancock is available to be booked for corporate and private events. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Bonnie Hancock’s fees.

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World Record Holder

By age 17, Bonnie Hancock had already become a professional IronWoman. Today, she has competed in 9 Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series and represented Australia in surf lifesaving.

In 2020 Bonnie read a book about a previous circumnavigation of Australia by paddle. By 2022 she completed a grueling 12,700-kilometer journey around Australia in a surf ski. Along the way, Bonnie dealt with treacherous conditions as she paddled past uninhabited coastline and confronted the most remote parts of Australia. She was followed by crocodiles, faced sharks, and dealt with hypothermia, nausea, and sea sickness. If that wasn’t enough, she also had to overcome logistical challenges and changes in her support crew. Despite that, she completed her journey and became the fastest paddler to ever circumnavigate the continent, the first Australian woman to circumnavigate the continent by paddle, and the youngest person to do so.

Along with those records, she also holds the world record for the longest 24-hour paddle, covering a distance of 235 kilometers. In those 24 hours, Bonnie only took 2 15-minute breaks. 

Community Leader

Additionally, Bonnie is an ambassador for Gotcha4Life and a speaker on leadership and mental health. In Bonnie’s words “being fit and healthy not only means physically, but mentally too. In a year where the importance of mental health has never been so critical, I want to do my part in raising awareness and vital funds for Gotcha4Life, an Australian not-for-profit foundation that delivers mental fitness programs that engage, educate, and empower local communities.”

Keynote Speaking

As an athlete and speaker, Bonnie aims to provide thought-provoking and relatable experiences for audiences. As a dynamic and adaptable speaker, Bonnie has graced the stage at local community events, national conferences, and international forums. With her inspiring stories of triumph and leadership, Bonnie captivates the crowd, sharing relevant themes like resilience, teamwork, adapting to change, breaking gender stereotypes, and thriving outside your comfort zone.

How to Hire Bonnie Hancock

Find out how to hire Bonnie Hancock to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Bonnie Hancock’s availability and cost. When booking Bonnie Hancock for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Bonnie Hancock is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Bonnie Hancock booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Bonnie Hancock Booking Price

How much to book Bonnie Hancock depends on the type of event. So, the cost to hire Bonnie Hancock for corporate or private events is available by contacting a Mollie Plotkin Group Agent. Notably, Bonnie Hancock is available for conferences, festivals, private parties and events. Just contact the Mollie Plotkin Group and tell the booking agent the proposed date, time, and location.

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The Girl Who Touched The Stars Bonnie Hancock Book Cover

The Girl Who Touched The Stars

254 days, 12,700 kilometers, sea sickness, sharks, crocodiles and ocean. Bonnie Hancock broke numerous records on her fastest ever circumnavigation by paddle around Australia but that wasn’t the achievement she is most proud of. Testing the limits of her mental and physical toughness, she learned what it means to overcome adversity and how important teamwork and perspective truly are. What looks distressing from the rocky shore or storm-tossed waves can be inspiring when you look to the heavens.

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